ocean resin top

We’ve seen some amazing things Japanese artists have created out of resin before, but the one problem with them is just that: they’re too amazing. They’re all miniature masterpieces that you’d be too scared to touch, much less carry around with you.

But now artist and Twitter user @tokibo has come up with a solution: creating beautiful, realistic resin replicas of the ocean that you can put in your pocket to feel like you’re at the beach anytime you want. Skeptical? Take a look at some of the pictures; if they don’t make you feel like you’re in an underwater paradise, then your (unspent) money back!

Here’s the tweet that @tokibo sent out that has thousands of netizens swooning online:

▼ “These are resin pendants that have captured the feeling of the ocean. I’m making them to sell at flea markets. The light bending and ripples are supposed to be like a timewarp, bringing back your own memories of the beach. Take a quick trip down memory lane with one of these.”
(Click photos to enlarge.)

If you haven’t clicked on the larger versions of the pictures yet, you really need to. The pendants are so realistic they make it look like you’re holding an actual piece of the clear blue ocean in your hand.

Japanese Twitter users have of course fallen in love with the pendants by the thousands online, with cries of “I want one!” and “Where can I get one?!” being posted faster than @tokibo can handle them.

Unfortunately right now they’re planning on selling them only at flea markets and not online, so if you’ve been entranced and want one of your own then you’re going to have to head to Osaka and do some searching.

In the meantime, here are some more photos of the gorgeous sea pendants, to help soften (or worsen?) the pain of not being able to get your own:

▼ They come in a variety of colors, each one with its own unique, hand-crafted ripple-patterns.

▼ “Ew, turtle! We told you not to do that in the water anymore….”

▼ Pick a color based on how you remember the oceans from your childhood looking.

▼ Some “defective” ones, which still look absolutely gorgeous.

▼ All wrapped up and ready not to be sold online! :(

▼ A darker blue with the sun shining through, just like you’re snorkeling in tropical water.

▼ And I feel like I’m in paradise. I can’t believe a little pendant is capable of giving these feels….


▼ Some earlier prototypes. Not quite as majestic, but it’s net to see where they started out.

So is there a petition somewhere we can sign to get these for sale online? No? Then how about the next best thing: let’s all follow @tokibo on Twitter and show him there’s a couple hundred English-speaking maniacs who want to buy their art! What could possibly go wrong?

Source: Twitter (@tokibo) via netgeek
Featured/top image: Twitter (@tokibo)